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What are some other complications of radical prostatectomy?

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Other complications of radical prostatectomy include:

Less than 10% of men experience complications after prostatectomy, and these are usually treatable or short-term.

  • Bleeding after the operation
  • Urinary leaks
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Groin hernia
  • Narrowing of the urethra, blocking urine flow

From: Prostate Cancer: Radical Prostatectomy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Wein, A. 9th edition, Saunders, 2007. Campbell-Walsh Urology,

Oncology Stat: "Minimally Invasive Prostatectomy Better on Some Measures, Worse on Others."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 20, 2016

SOURCES:

Wein, A. 9th edition, Saunders, 2007. Campbell-Walsh Urology,

Oncology Stat: "Minimally Invasive Prostatectomy Better on Some Measures, Worse on Others."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 20, 2016

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